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Leonardo and CNSAS partner in mountain rescue R&D

Leonardo and CNSAS partner in mountain rescue R&D

With the challenge of further improving of the technologies that are already saving many human lives today and the development of new operative and training solutions to make helicopter rescue more efficient and the deployment of rescue personnel safer, Leonardo-Finmeccanica together with the Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e… Read more »

Source: Leonardo-Finmeccanica, 05-Jan-17

UK military awards Everett Aviation contract for three BK117s in Kenya

UK military awards Everett Aviation contract for three BK117s in Kenya

Everett Aviation has announced the award of a major new contract to provide helicopter medevac services to the UK Ministry of Defence for the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK). At peak periods the contract will engage three of Everett’s BK117 helicopters in medevac configuration. The contract is for three (3) years, with an… Read more »

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HeliHub.com takes a Christmas break

HeliHub.com takes a Christmas break

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2017. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus, and we reflect on what that means to us and how it should direct the lives we live.   We trust many of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Dec-16

Goderich Council Considers Helipad Proposal

Goderich Council Considers Helipad Proposal

Doctor Paul Gill, from Alexandra Marine & General Hospital has gone before the local council saying that the hospital wastes too much time transferring emergency cases to the airport in order for them to have access to a larger hospital. He suggested that a helipad be built in the field opposite Cambria Road, next to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-16

CommLab announces 2017 class schedule

CommLab announces 2017 class schedule

The CommLab at the Helicopter Flight Training Center provides a hands-on environment for communication specialists.  Training includes both inter-facility and scene transfers, multiple aircraft requests, map reading, flight following and more.  Several communication centers have realized the immense benefits of the CommLab and are planning to send their communication specialists to classes in 2017. The… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Dec-16

Ferrari Donated to East Anglia Air Ambulance

Ferrari Donated to East Anglia Air Ambulance

East Anglia Air Ambulance is the recipient of a rare Ferrari donation. They will sell the car at the Imperial War Museum on March 29 2017 in Duxford. It will be part of the H&H Classics sales, which consists of historic motorcycles and cars. EAAA hopes to use the proceeds from the sale to fund… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-16

Royal Perth Hospital Helipad Renovation

Royal Perth Hospital Helipad Renovation

Royal Perth Hospital will soon begin construction of the overhaul of their helipad so that it can handle the new larger capacity helicopters. The new helicopters that CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) will implement in 2018 will weigh up to 7.5 tonnes. The WA Government has gathered $7 million for the new helipad, reports ABC… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-16

Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third Trauma Star helicopter as the continuity of business with LifeNet is being questioned. The privately operated air ambulance has a contract with Monroe County’s Lower Keys Hospital, which started in 2007 but ends March 1 2017. LifeNet has received pressure to lower their prices of $50, 000… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-16

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Leonardo contract for additional 30 EMS helicopters sets in China

Leonardo contract for additional 30 EMS helicopters sets in China

Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Chinese company Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment announced today the signature of a contract for 30 helicopters in EMS (Emergency Medical Service) configuration comprising the AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate and AW169 light intermediate twin engine models. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2017 and will be operated by Kingwing General Aviation, the parent… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 20-Dec-16

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Classic Helicopters to deliver a new level of safety and service to their community partners

Classic Helicopters to deliver a new level of safety and service to their community partners

Classic Air Medical and Part 135 service provider Classic Helicopters has signed a Letter Of Intent with Outerlink Corp to equip their fleet with the next generation IRIS system.  The IRIS system will add voice, video and flight data recording along with a satellite based broadband Push To Talk (PTT) Voice Over IP (VOIP) radio… Read more »

Source: Classic Helicopters, 20-Dec-16

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PHI Air Medical named winner of Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

PHI Air Medical named winner of Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

PHI Air Medical has been awarded the 2016 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award for its development of a unique and innovative safety initiative designed to address the workings of the human brain and improve mindfulness among employees. Jennifer Hardcastle, Air Medical Sales Manager for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented the award and a $10,000 check to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Dec-16

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Honeywell And Air Methods Sign Agreement For Sky Connect Tracker

Honeywell And Air Methods Sign Agreement For Sky Connect Tracker

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Air Methods, America’s largest emergency air medical provider and helicopter operator, to provide its fleet with Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III satellite communications and helicopter tracking system. This will give Air Methods helicopter operators and fleet managers a full suite of products in… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 19-Dec-16

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New Air Evac Base in Decatur County

New Air Evac Base in Decatur County

Air-Evac has opened up a new base in Decatur County in the old Parson’s airport. The county only has one hospital and travelling to a larger city can take up to an hour by road. They can now transport patients in an air ambulance to Nashville or Memphis in half the time, reports WBBJ Eyewitness… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-16

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UK – Almondsbury Heliport Gets Full Planning Approval

UK – Almondsbury Heliport Gets Full Planning Approval

Plans submitted by the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity for a helicopter base in Almondsbury have been approved. It’s been a long struggle for the campaign, after the local residents argued against it. As reported by Gazette Series, they were concerned over the noise pollution, disturbances due to night flights and the environmental concern of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Dec-16

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Look, Smile, Reward! Wales Air Ambulance celebrates new H145 fleet

Look, Smile, Reward! Wales Air Ambulance celebrates new H145 fleet

In the last couple of weeks, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the three H145 helicopters from the factory in Germany for Wales Air Ambulance (WAA). Painted in red overall, they have been delivered to Babcock MCS Onshore, who will both carry out the interior medical completion and then operate them for WAA. They will replace three… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Dec-16

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Airbus H130 enables high performance while improving economic factors

Airbus H130 enables high performance while improving economic factors

Air medical transport operators are finding the Airbus Helicopters H130 to be an economical, high-performance aircraft that also allows them to provide higher quality care to critically ill and injured patients. With nearly 25 percent more cabin space than other single engine helicopters, the H130 is giving operators the cabin space and patient access of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Dec-16

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Airbus to feature industry leading H135 and H130 air medical transport helicopters at AMTC

Airbus to feature industry leading H135 and H130 air medical transport helicopters at AMTC

Industry leader Airbus Helicopters Inc. will exhibit the most efficient helicopters for air medical transport solutions at the Air Medical Transport Conference, Tuesday, Dec. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C. Airbus Helicopters Inc. will exhibit an H135-series light twin-engine helicopter operated by STAT MedEvac at the Air Medical Transport… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Dec-16

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Rega purchases six new rescue helicopters

Rega purchases six new rescue helicopters

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega today signed a contract to purchase six new rescue helicopters of the type, Airbus Helicopters H145. These new helicopters are to replace the current EC 145 lowland fleet and will already go into operation in 2018. “With this decision in favour of the H145, we are continuing to renew the Rega fleet… Read more »

Source: REGA, 14-Dec-16

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On Scene Transfusions from McAlester Regional AirCare

On Scene Transfusions from McAlester Regional AirCare

McAlester Regional AirCare has upped their game on providing immediate clinical care on scene. Their Bell 407 GX helicopter has an insulated thermal cooler in the cabin, which is responsible for maintaining the correct temperature for storing units of O-negative blood, which they are now approved to do. The blood is provided by Oklahoma Blood… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

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$3 Million Air Ambulance for Baldwin County

$3 Million Air Ambulance for Baldwin County

Baldwin County Medstar EMS recently revealed their newest asset, a Medstar Air Care 1. The new air ambulance cost $3 million and can reach up to 150 mph and in 14 minutes can reach any location in Baldwin County from their base at Stapleton VFD, reports WKRG News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

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Approval Granted for vital Liverpool Hospital Helipad

Approval Granted for vital Liverpool Hospital Helipad

Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee has approved plans for a £1 million helipad, funded by the HELP Appeal, to be built at Aintree University Hospital’s £35 million Urgent Care and Trauma Centre.   Doctors at the regional major trauma centre, which brings together Aintree with neuro-surgery specialists at neighbouring The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust,… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 08-Dec-16

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Med-Trans Bases First Air Ambulance Helicopter in Baldwin County

Med-Trans Bases First Air Ambulance Helicopter in Baldwin County

Med-Trans Corporation, a national air medical transport leader, has based a Bell 407 GPX air ambulance helicopter in Baldwin County, Ala. in partnership with Medstar Emergency Medical Services. Flying with the name Medstar Air Care 1, Medstar EMS provides paramedics for the crews, while Med-Trans provides the helicopter, pilots and nurses. Medstar EMS is owned… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 07-Dec-16

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Helijet air ambulance service resumes at all hospital heliports in B.C.

Helijet air ambulance service resumes at all hospital heliports in B.C.

Helijet International Inc. has received the necessary regulatory approvals from Transport Canada to re-establish full 24-hour emergency air ambulance service to all hospital heliports in B.C., including Vancouver General Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Full service resumes Friday, December 02, at 8:30 a.m. Questions raised by Transport Canada last… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 06-Dec-16

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PAC International upgrades EC145 for Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program

PAC International upgrades EC145 for Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program

PAC International delivered a refurbished Airbus EC145 to Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program. The aircraft interior components were completely refurbished to include reconditioning of the Metro EMS interior, ADS-B and WAAS upgrades, and an update with Allegheny Health Network’s corporate branding. “The installation and painting of the aircraft from PAC was delivered on schedule, and… Read more »

Source: PAC International, 06-Dec-16

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Police Aviation News – December 2016 Edition

  The December 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Dec-16

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Busiest Day in the Year for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance

Busiest Day in the Year for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance

November 24th marked the busiest day of the year as of yet for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance. On average the team is called out three times a day, this past Thursday saw a total of six incidents they had to fly out to. They were called from Stamford for a truck collision, Immingham for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Dec-16

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UK CAA certifies first helipad with Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System

UK CAA certifies first helipad with Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System

The UK’s first onshore elevated helipad with a Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS) at Kings College Hospital London has been certified to UK CAA CAP 1264 by CAA International (CAAi). The construction phase of the helipad was managed by Watts Group Limited during a period when UK best practice was transitioning from Health Building… Read more »

Source: CAA International, 30-Nov-16

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£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

Great North Air Ambulance, which operates three AS365 Dauphin Helicopters in the northern-most counties of England was last week the recipient of £1 Million. GNAA was one of eleven air ambulance charities which received similar donations from a Government fund levied on banks for manipulating the LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate). In a statement attributed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-16

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Wales Air Ambulance Charity¹s future fleet touches down

Wales Air Ambulance Charity¹s future fleet touches down

The first of three brand-new helicopters which will begin operations with the Wales Air Ambulance Charity next year has touched down in the UK. The aircraft, which landed in Gloucestershire airport last week from Germany, will make up part of the charity’s new fleet of three H145 aircraft which is expected to become operational next… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-16

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Wales Air Ambulance Charity receives donation from LIBOR banking fines

Wales Air Ambulance Charity receives donation from LIBOR banking fines

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has been successful in its bid for funding from the LIBOR banking fines, announced in the Treasury’s Autumn Statement. The £1m boost will go towards increasing flying hours and the charity’s plans for night operations.  WAAC’s chief executive Angela Hughes said: “It’s the charity’s vision to become a 24-hour operation… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-16

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Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that EMS operator Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has ordered two additional AgustaWestland AW119Kx aircraft. Totaling nineteen aircraft today, customer’s fleet of AW119Kx helicopters will increase to 21 by the end of the year. Leonardo Helicopters and Life Flight Network also celebrated 20,000 hours reached… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Nov-16

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Wales – Funding for Prince Charles Hospital helipad

Wales – Funding for Prince Charles Hospital helipad

Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil has received £700,000 by the Welsh Government for a new helipad. The old helipad was unsuitable for night flights, reports ITV. The new development will allow for 24 hour care for all patients. The new helipad is hoped to be completed by March 2017.

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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Proposed Helipad Location in Goderich, Ontario

Proposed Helipad Location in Goderich, Ontario

A helipad has been proposed for opposite the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) in Goderich. Currently, the procedure of driving an ambulance to a patient, transporting them to the airport and then being transferred onto an Ornge helicopter and flown to the hospital can take up to 30 minutes, if all goes smoothly. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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DSAA Chairman wins Air Ambulance Award of Excellence

DSAA Chairman wins Air Ambulance Award of Excellence

Over 250 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community on Monday evening at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2016. Awards hosts, BBC News reporter and presenter Sophie Long and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding handed out 11 Awards to outstanding individuals and teams, whose stories were inspirational, astonishing and… Read more »

Source: Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, 23-Nov-16

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Northern Ireland Air Ambulance joins AAA

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance joins AAA

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA), which represents the majority of air ambulance operations in the UK, is delighted to announce that Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust have both joined the Association as full members. This means that the AAA now represents 20 air ambulance… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, 23-Nov-16

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Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Air Rescue gets new Mil Mi-8 MTV helicopter

Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Air Rescue gets new Mil Mi-8 MTV helicopter

The Emergency Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Air Rescue Center has gotten a new Mil-Mi-8 MTV helicopter made at the Kazan Helicopter Factory. The Mil Mi-8 MTV is a time-tested aircraft proven efficient in hundreds of rescue operations in different climatic conditions in the vast territory of Siberian Federal District, The new helicopter will replace the old one… Read more »

Source: EMERCOM of Russia, 18-Nov-16

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Royal Navy crew recognized with Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

Royal Navy crew recognized with Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

Bristow search and rescue (SAR) Pilot James Bullock and Winchman Paramedic Alan Speed, who are now based at Bristow’s SAR operations at Humberside and Inverness respectively, were recognized with the 2016 Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award. The award recognizes individuals and crews for acts of outstanding courage or devotion to duty in the course of… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 15-Nov-16

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Kettering & MedFlight to add medical helicopter in Preble County

Kettering & MedFlight to add medical helicopter in Preble County

Kettering Health Network and MedFlight are expanding their critical air transportation partnership by adding a permanent medical helicopter and base at the Preble County Medical Center in Eaton. With this addition, known as MedFlight 8, Kettering Health Network will have three helicopters that routinely serve the network and an additional six helicopters across the state…. Read more »

Source: Kettering Health Network, 10-Nov-16

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Fundraising for Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad

Fundraising for Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad

The Revelstoke and District Health Foundation held their first fundraiser this past Monday to help raise funds for the construction of a helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital. The project already has donations from various corporations, non-profits and individuals, but the goal is to reach $465 000. The idea for a helipad started in 2010, with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-16

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MountainStar AirCare Earns Medical Transport Accreditation

MountainStar AirCare Earns Medical Transport Accreditation

Following a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, NAAMTA Awards MountainStar AirCare Medical Transport Accreditation for their rotor wing program. By attaining NAAMTA Accreditation, MountainStar AirCare confirms their dedication to safety and patient care. The NAAMTA accreditation program is based on standards of excellence that focus on the fundamental elements of medical… Read more »

Source: NAAMTA, 07-Nov-16

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FACT – 88% of Bell 206L4 production is for just one customer

FACT – 88% of Bell 206L4 production is for just one customer

In our close monitoring of the helicopter production lines around the world, we have noticed that in the last two years Bell has produced 26 LongRanger IVs.  Of these, no less than 23 have been for one customer, 88% of the total.  That customer is Air Evac Lifeteam, the EMS provider operating predominantly in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-16

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Helipad Proposal for Oishei Childrens Hospital

Helipad Proposal for Oishei Childrens Hospital

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital is still a year away from its grand opening, but there are still sections of the plan that have to be completed. Kaleida Health is working towards a helipad on the roof of the new hospital. They already have two helipads, one ontop of Buffalo General Medical Centre and one… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-16

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Londons Air Ambulance wins Pride of Britain Award

Londons Air Ambulance wins Pride of Britain Award

London’s Air Ambulance has been announced as the winner of the Emergency Services category at this year’s Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. Our team was surprised with the news live on air whilst being interviewed on ITV’s This Morning. The full ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on 1st November at 8pm. The medical team… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 04-Nov-16

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Three Year Helipad for Mater Hospital

Three Year Helipad for Mater Hospital

Mater Hospital has been granted permission for a landing pad by Dublin City Council, despite the protests from local residents. The residents’ complaints circle around the safety issues of the landing pad and he noise it might bring. To accommodate with these issues, the local authorities have limited the permission to three years, to reassess… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

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Police Aviation News – November 2016 Edition

  The November 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Nov-16

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SAS lands second AW 169 deal with Kent Surrey Sussex

SAS lands second AW 169 deal with Kent Surrey Sussex

UK operator Specialist Aviation Services is pleased to announce an agreement with Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust to provide a second AW169. The charity’s first helicopter, displayed at this year’s Helitech International, will enter service later this year, whilst the second aircraft will go into operation later next year, bringing the total number… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 01-Nov-16

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Spectrum Aeromed Equips AW139 for Remote Ornge Base

Spectrum Aeromed Equips AW139 for Remote Ornge Base

Spectrum Aeromed announced this week that the company’s medical interior was installed on an Augusta Westland AW139 for Ornge, the air ambulance service provider in the Canadian province of Ontario. The helicopter was deployed to a remote base located in Moosonee, Ontario Canada. “This aircraft will serve a vital role in serving the community surrounding… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 01-Nov-16

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North Memorial Air Care gets NAAMTA Accreditation

North Memorial Air Care gets NAAMTA Accreditation

NAAMTA’s Accreditation program is built on providing standards that focus on quality patient care and transport safety. Using a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, NAAMTA is awarding North Memorial Air Care medical transport accreditation for their rotor-wing program. North Memorial demonstrates compliance to each of the defined standards, excels in identifying… Read more »

Source: NAAMTA, 01-Nov-16

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New Base for MidAtlantic Medevac

New Base for MidAtlantic Medevac

The grand opening of the new Woodbine Municipal Airport was celebrated this past week, held by Mid-Atlantic Medevac. Medevac has been operating at the airport for five years and is happy to see the new base up and running. The modular office had a yearlong construction until it was operational. The new base holds an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-16

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Possible Third Helicopter for Trauma Star

Possible Third Helicopter for Trauma Star

Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third helicopter to add to their Trauma Star service. FL Keys News reports that the two main points of discussion for this decision are whether the privately run LifeNet helicopter ambulance service will renew their contract with Low Keys Medical Centre in March, as cost-per-flight charges have gone… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

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Prairie Lakes Hospital Helipad Closed

Prairie Lakes Hospital Helipad Closed

The Watertown City Council has decided that the Watertown Fire Rescue will have to transport medical emergency patients to and from the Watertown Regional Airport helipad as the helipad at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been closed. The helipad is out of commission due to the hospital’s expansion project, which will take roughly 20 months… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 28-Oct-16

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Pittsburg Welcomes ETMC

Pittsburg Welcomes ETMC

ETMC has recently moved one of their Air 1 emergency helicopters to Pittsburg. This new location provides patients with a faster response time as they will have faster transportation to ETMC Tyler’s Level 1 trauma centre. ETMC Air 1 is crewed 24 hours a day, all week. The Commission on Accreditation of Air Medical Transport… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-16

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Progress for Valley Med Flight Hangar

Progress for Valley Med Flight Hangar

Alex Skaalen, base manager for Valley Med Flight is enthusiastic as building plans for their new hangar move swiftly. Routine maintenance tests were done on the Valley Med Flight’s helicopter this Monday near CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake Hospital. Not only a base manager, but a flight paramedic too, Skaalen is proud that their… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 25-Oct-16

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Australia – Milestone to Lease AW139 to LifeFlight

Australia – Milestone to Lease AW139 to LifeFlight

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has recently leased a new, EMS equipped Leonardo AW139 helicopter to LifeFlight (formerly known as CareFlight) to support emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR) missions in Queensland, Australia. “We are delighted… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 25-Oct-16

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Orange County Receives Bell 206

Orange County Receives Bell 206

Orange County Sheriff’s Office is happy to receive their new Bell 206, named “Chase 3.” The new helicopter has an enhanced communications systems, cameras and better tracking abilities. Chase 3 is able to find LoJack or the beacon of a downed aircraft. Even civilians such as an Alzheimer’s patient who is wearing a radio beacon… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

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Continuity of Samoa Helicopters

Continuity of Samoa Helicopters

Questions are rising about whether Samoa Helicopters has a future. Their single helicopter has not moved from Mulinu’u. It was in use for months after the March general election when the company received an endorsement from Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, reports Samoa Observer. The helicopter had been in frequent use, giving tours, a SAR… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

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New Helipad for Wayne Memorial Hospital

New Helipad for Wayne Memorial Hospital

Two hundred people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Wayne Memorial Hospital’s new helipad, on Fair Avenue. The Times Tribune reported that the helipad cost up to $124 000. A large amount of that cost was paid through the fundraising of Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The new helipad helps bring Wayne Memorial to an IV trauma… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-16

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LifeFlight limps on after Tallahassee base closure

LifeFlight limps on after Tallahassee base closure

Despite having closed its Tallahassee branch earlier this month, LifeFlight is continuing with its medical air ambulance services in the area by using their other branches in Marianna, Georgia and Live Oak. The branch was initially closed due to a lack of demand. Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Hospital is currently looking into the impact that the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-16

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NSW Government provides $2.3M for new EMS base

NSW Government provides $2.3M for new EMS base

The NSW Government will provide $2.3 million for a new Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service aeromedical base at Belmont.        Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the new base at Lake Macquarie Airport will be a key emergency service facility for northern NSW with aircraft hangar facilities; day maintenance and training facilities; and accommodation for… Read more »

Source: Rescue Helicopters, 19-Oct-16

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AMRG Accepts Delivery of Upgrade from Aero Dynamix

AMRG Accepts Delivery of Upgrade from Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) is very proud to announce their selection by Air Medical Resources Group (AMRG) as the preferred NVIS solution provider on their EMS rotorcraft. “We are extremely pleased to be working with AMRG and to be a part of their known excellence and contributions in the EMS community” said ADI’s Chief Operating… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 18-Oct-16

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WAA carries out first baby transfer in new incubator

WAA carries out first baby transfer in new incubator

The first baby to be transported in the Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) Charity’s new fourth aircraft has been flown home with the help of the neonatal team at Glan Clwyd Hospital. Baby Noah Griffiths, from Carmarthen, was born thirteen weeks prematurely at the unit in Bodelwyddan, but as soon as he was deemed well enough… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 18-Oct-16

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RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

RAC Rescue Helicopter reaches 5000 milestone​

Western Australia’s RAC Rescue notched up its 5,000th mission this week, with the service playing a pivotal role over the past 13 years to provide life-saving medical treatment. Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Assistant Commissioner Gary Gifford said one of the most common tasks RAC Rescue has attended over the years is road… Read more »

Source: DFES, 18-Oct-16

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Abrupt Closure for Air Evac Lifeteam Base

Abrupt Closure for Air Evac Lifeteam Base

Air Evac Lifeteam is abruptly closing their Martins Ferry medical base. Seth Myers, the President of Air Evac Lifeteam has reported that the reason for closing is due to low reimbursement and a low demand for transportation. The employees have been offered severance packages or other company positions, reports WTOV 9.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Oct-16

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Sudden Closure for LifeFlight Tallahassee

Sudden Closure for LifeFlight Tallahassee

LifeFlight Tallahassee has closed its Gadsden County base, giving no notice to its 15 employees. They were merely told to attend a meeting on Tuesday, where the situation was explained to them. They may be reassigned to other employment opportunities within the company. The base was closed due to a declining revenue and the strain… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-16

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Cayman Islands – Faith Hospital Receives New Helipad

Cayman Islands – Faith Hospital Receives New Helipad

Faith Hospital held their opening ceremony on October 3rd of their new helipad. This new helipad provides the Cayman Islands with a sorely needed emergency landing area. As reported by Cayman Compass, the use of a helipad will greatly reduce the response time and the time it takes for critical patients to receive care. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Oct-16

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LCI announces delivery of Leonardo AW169

LCI announces delivery of Leonardo AW169

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, announces the delivery of the first Leonardo AW169 helicopter to Elitaliana SpA. The AW169 is the first of three such aircraft that will be leased from LCI to support to support Elitaliana’s emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR) operations in… Read more »

Source: LCI, 11-Oct-16

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Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance AW169 arrives UK for completion

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance AW169 arrives UK for completion

After more than a year in the planning, our new state-of-the-art helicopter, an AgustaWestland 169 is one step closer to becoming operational in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The helicopter was flown to the UK from Italy on Friday and is now secure in a hangar at Staverton, where our helicopter provider is based. It will remain… Read more »

Source: LNAA, 10-Oct-16

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Prince County Hospital helipad to be upgraded

Prince County Hospital helipad to be upgraded

Prince Country Hospital will receive $200 000 in upgrades to their heliport. Health PEI’s Capital Repairs and Maintenance Fund is providing the money for the upgrade. Journal Pioneer reports that new perimeter lighting will be installed, as well as obstruction lights, replacing the fence line, repainting the helipad markings, increasing the size of the helipad… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-16

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Airbus Helicopters at Helitech 2016

Airbus Helicopters at Helitech 2016

Airbus Helicopters will be taking part in Helitech Airshow in Amsterdam from 11-13 October with two of its most successful aircraft on display: one H130 in passenger configuration and one H145 for EMS missions. New to the Helitech stand this year is the H160 experience—an interactive, virtual opportunity to discover our next-generation helicopter from the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Oct-16

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Duke of York opens helipad at Northern General Hospital

Duke of York opens helipad at Northern General Hospital

This month (September) HRH The Duke of York officially launched the opening of a new HELP Appeal funded state-of-the-art helipad, at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. The £2 million site is now fully operational and can accept major trauma patients from across the region, with funding over £1 million from the HELP Appeal – the… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Oct-16

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Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network was recognized last week by Oregon Business as the best large nonprofit to work for in Oregon. For the seventh year in a row, Life Flight Network has been ranked in the top 15 best large nonprofit employers to work for in Oregon. This is the second time Life Flight Network has… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 06-Oct-16

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New Helipad for Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

New Helipad for Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in Maine has recently opened their new helipad. This is now the 32nd helipad LifeFlight can use. As reported by WABI TV, the new helipad can cut a half an hour wait down to 14 minutes for patients. LifeFlight sees the new helipad as an achievement of their goal for a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Oct-16

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Air Methods closes Sheridan base

Air Methods closes Sheridan base

Air Methods Corporation, which operates Wyoming LifeFlight, has ended operations in Sheridan. Mike McCafferty, who is Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO, announced the end of LifeFlight services here in an email to hospital employees. The hospital had provided space for the LifeFlight helicopter on the hospital campus. McCafferty said Wyoming LifeFlight’s decision to close the base… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Oct-16

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London Air Ambulance boss quits

London Air Ambulance boss quits

After a tenure of nearly five years, CEO Graham Hodgkin has left London’s Air Ambulance and started a new role at Wavelength – a leadership and networking organisation which issued a very complimentary welcoming press release. Prior to joining LAA, Hodgkin completed over ten years with Deutsche Bank. His LinkedIn profile shows he left the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-16

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Police Aviation News – October 2016 Edition

  The October 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Oct-16

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